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another night of unrest in ferguson, missouri. protestors angered over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager clash with police for the fourth straight night. u.s. air strikes in iraq appear to be working. the pentagon says a rescue mission to save minorities targeted by islamic militants may no longer be necessary. ♪ you ain't never had a friend and broadway pays tribute to robin williams. the late actor and comedian is remembered on the great white way. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, august 14th, 2014. good morning.
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good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. the children of ferguson, missouri, were supposed to begin the school year this morning, but classes will not be held as the st. louis suburb braces for what could be another day of violence between police and protesters. last night officers used smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse a group of protestors. some armed with homemade explosives. the protests stemmed from the deadly shooting of michael brown. the unarmed black teenager was shot and killed saturday by a white police officer. on wednesday ferguson's police chief said it will be weeks before the investigation is complete and he addressed the growing racial unrest in the city. >> apparently there's been this undertow that now has bubbled to the surface and it's our first priority to address it, to fix what's wrong. >> the tension could be felt during a peaceful demonstration
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on ferguson's streets earlier on wednesday. julian johnson of our st. louis affiliate kmov reports. >> reporter: a protest aimed at peace. >> this is not an isolated incident. this is a buildup to what's been going on in this community for a very long time and the people need to be heard. >> reporter: and it was guns aimed at them. >> return to your vehicles. return to your homes. >> it's sad because that's not the intent of any of this here. >> reporter: the march meant to show support for 18-year-old mike brown and the ongoing push for justice in his case, but with some protesters there peacefully and others focused on disruption by blocking traffic and sitting in the road, officers nearby took back control. >> we're asking you to continue down canfield. >> reporter: do you think some of those protesters go out there with the intention of trying to provoke police? >> absolutely. many are not from our neighborhood. they're coming in and using this as an opportunity.
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>> reporter: do you think the police presence would be better? >> yeah. when they show a lot of force like that, everything like that, it kind of riles them up. >> reporter: today's images, similar to the ones our camera caught last night. some demonstrators seemingly trying to provoke officers to fire. they didn't and the man walked away, but it's one example of the thin line between peaceful protest and chaos. >> when we see violence and we see protests that turns to violence, it frustrates us. it grieves our hearts. not only does it grieve our hearts, but it denigrates the memory of a young man who died on the streets. >> for cbs news, i'm julian johnson, ferguson, missouri. meanwhile, two reporters covering the unrest in ferguson were arrested last night. ryan riley of the "huffington post" and wesley lowery were working inside mcdonald's when
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officers in s.w.a.t. gear arrived and told them to leave. >> can i move my -- >> you can move your car if your car is out here. let's go. >> it is. >> both reporters were handcuffed, taken into custody but no charges were filed. riley spoke to cbs news about the incident. >> on my way out, the officer who refused to identify himself by either his name or his badge number pressed his finger up to a pressure point on my neck and -- and forced my hands behind my back as he cuffed me and subsequently purposefully banged my head into the door of the mcdonald's on the way out and then sarcastically apologized. the use of force especially initially was -- seems to me to be antagonistic and unnecessary and, yeah, just really i think escalated the situation more than protected anyone honestly.
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>> well, riley says that he and lowrie were released after ferguson's police chief was notified of their arrest. the washington post released a statement calling the arrest unjustified and an assault on press free come. the "huffington post" bureau chief wrote compared to some others who have come into contact with the police department, they came out relatively unscathed but that is in -- in no way excuses the false arrest or the militant aggression towards these journalists. ferguson police have not yet commented on the arrest. this morning a potentially dangerous rescue mission of refugees trapped on a mountain in northern iraq appears unlikely. u.s. troops scouted sinjar mountain yesterday and they found many of the refugees had escaped and that those who remained were in generally good condition. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie.
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a team of about 20 green berets went into sinjar mountain in blackhawk helicopters and what they found was far fewer refugees than was reported last week. apparently thousands of yazidis were able to leave that mountain each night over the last several nights making the u.s. rescue mission highly unlikely. a possible u.s. military mission to rescue religious refugees now appears to be less likely according to u.s. officials. they say the situation atop iraq's sinjar mountain has become less desperate and many of the refugees have been able to escape with the help of u.s. air strikes. u.s. advisers made the assessment. they were sent to determine if a rescue mission was necessary. tens of thousands of yazidis and christians fled to the mountains over the past few weeks driven from their homes by islamic extremists who demanded they convert to islam or die, but cbs news has learned fewer than 5,000 remain.
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defense secretary chuck hagel told reporters yesterday six days of u.s. air strikes have pushed militants away allowing refugees to escape. he said those left behind seem to be doing relatively well thanks to air drops of food and water. secretary hagel said while a u.s. rescue mission now seems unlikely, he won't rule it out completely. he says iraq remains a troubled country and the u.s. effort there is not over. a u.s. military led rescue mission could have involved american ground troops, but the white house insisted their job would have been for humanitarian purposes and not for combat. now brittain, france, and germany are among allies now committing to give supplies to the refugees or equipment to those battles the militants. >> susan mcginnis. thank you, susan. this morning pope francis became the first pope to visit south korea in 25 years. the pope arrived in seoul to begin a five-day visit.
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he will hold a mass, participate in a festival for young catholics and. the north koreans declined to send a delegation to the mass. the north fired three rockets into the ocean before the pope arrived and then two more after he landed. this morning a slow moving record setting rainstorm that caused widespread flooding is heading out to sea. right now it's moving over maine. the storm soaked an area from north carolina to new england with drenching rain, but today promises dryer weather. new york's long island got hit with a downpour of historic proportions. parts of the island got over 13 inches of rain in nine hours. dozens of drivers got stuck in rising water and had to be rescued. one man was killed in a storm-related traffic accident. well, coming up on the morning news, securing the southern border. we'll take you to texas where the national guard is being called in. and in "moneywatch," amazon's latest swipe at the competition.
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the texas national guard recently completed combat training. the next deployment for some will be on the border. >> the price for inaction is too high for texans to pay. >> reporter: governor rick perry ordered 1,000 national guard members to help other state agencies with border security. the guard will monitor and report illegal crossings. they cannot make arrests. >> if you want to secure the border, you can. >> reporter: this online ad belongs to perry's political action committee. it asks for donations. border security has become a prominent part of its political message. >> a lot of people have criticized his decision by saying that it's pure politics, that he's looking to make a point on the national stage because he wants to run for president. >> it doesn't matter to me if the governor is sending them here to come spread confetti. it doesn't matter a bit. >> rubin is the mayor of rio grande city which is 150 yards from mexico. >> i need them here. i need the boots on the ground to take care of a community. >> reporter: perry has argued
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the surge of children that crossed into the u.s. have diverted resources from stopping drug smugglers. but the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border has dropped by half since its peak in june. the mcallen chamber of commerce sent a letter to reconsider his decision. monica wiseberg stewart rents retail space in mcallen. >> reporter: what is the concern about the impression that the border has been militarized? >> it also tells our visitors to the south that you're not welcome. it sends a very strong message. >> reporter: governor perry has not said how long the national guard will be deployed. state legislators plan to ask washington to pick up the bill, about $12 million a month. manuel vaqueros, cbs news, mcallen, texas. straight ahead, why a popular theme park is seeing the
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the dow gained 91 points on wednesday. the nasdaq finished 44 points higher and the s&p rose nearly 13 points. amazon wants to help small businesses process credit card payments. the amazon local register is a device and mobile app to be used on smart phones and tablets. for only $10 a small business can get the device to process customer credit payments instead of only accepting cash or check. a new sleeping pill from merck has been approved. the food & drug administration gave the okay to sell the drug. it's called belsymra. it's supposed to help people stay asleep by blocking chemicals that control the sleep cycle, but it can cause drowsiness and difficulty driving the next morning. seaworld stocks fell sharply sinking more than 32% wednesday. it comes after a huge controversy over its amusement park shows featuring killer whales. anne-marie? >> jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill.
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a brutal beating in san francisco's duboce triangles now a murder case. the investigation.. to figure o who killed feather. people in st louis are still reeling.. after the shootin an unarmed black teeenager. how last night turned viole, again. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:3 ,,,, here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country.
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another look at this morning's top stories. there was another night of unrest in ferguson, missouri. police used tear gas to disrupt demonstrators protesting last weekend's deadly shooting of a black teenager by a policeman. ferguson's chief says the investigation will take weeks to complete. the pentagon says a potentially dangerous mission to rescue trapped iraqis fleeing islamic militants appears unlikely. u.s. soldiers who landed on sinjar mountain found many of the people who were trapped had escaped and those that were left were in fairly good condition. broadway remembered robin williams wednesday night.
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the marquis of theaters dimmed their lights for one minute last night in memory of the actor. williams committed suicide monday in his home in northern california. and the broadway cast of disney's "aladdin" honored williams. he was the voice of the genie. actor james iglehart who plays the genie in the show joined the entire cast and the audience last night to sing along to "friend like me" as a tribute to williams. >> come on now. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> here we go! ♪ ♪ one more time! ♪ >> come on! ♪ ♪ ♪ friend like me
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in chicago four workers climbed to dizzying heights. they were up 1500 feet high to prove -- to perform maintenance on the transmitter tower at the john hancock center yesterday. they enjoyed an amazing view of the city on a bright, sunny day looking over lake michigan, lake shore drive, and all of the buildings. some kids at a summer camp outside of boston are not only having fun but they are also doing important medical work. they're testing a new device called the bionic pancreas. as marlie hall reports, it could change the life of children with type i diabetes. >> reporter: it looks like an average camp but along with swimming and sports, an
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important medical project is underway. they are testing a high tech device that could change their lives. >> you're a hero? yeah. >> reporter: 6-year-old gavin farmer is one of the youngest campers wearing a bionic pancreas. >> a bionic pancreas is a device that automatically controls blood sugar. the way it does it is to sense the blood glucose using a little sensor that just goes underneath the surface of the skin. >> reporter: dr. steven russell is leading the study. the first to test the device in children ages 6 to 11. dr. ed domiano helped to develop the bionic pancreas. the zones sensor sends information to a smart phone that controls a pump. >> every five minutes it makes a new decision and it commands the dosing of insulin and glucagon. >> reporter: they decided to test here at camp because children are exposed to a wide range of activities and meals. it is not yet fda approved but parents see its potential. >> you can pretty much not have
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to worry about, you know, counting carbs and, you know, did i give them too much insulin, did i give them too little? >> reporter: you're wearing the bionic pancreas right now? >> yeah. >> reporter: i can't even tell. 11-year-old camper john briggs and his dad are both diabetic. >> this is great. the flexibility. he can go and be a kid and he doesn't have to worry about if something might happen. >> reporter: marlie hall, cbs news, charleton, massachusetts. a couple from colorado are the newest powerball lottery millionaires. the couple who identified themselves as al and jackie g were presented with a big check for $90 million. that will be almost $55 million in a cash payout before taxes. >> she pulled out the tickets and found out that it was us. and she goes, oh, my god. oh, my god. al. oh, my god. >> when asked what he planned to do with the money, al said, have fun. but he plans to keep working, at least for now. coming up after your local
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news on "cbs this morning," we'll go to ferguson, missouri, for more on last night's protests on the police shooting of teenager michael brown, plus we'll take you to williamsport, pennsylvania, for a preview of the little league world series. that is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm anne-marie green. for this thursday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. good morning, it is thursday, august 14. i'm juliette goodrich. michelle griego is off. >> can you see the weekend out there? ever so clo. >> hi, everyone.
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i'm frank mallicoat. the weekend is ever so close. it is 4:30 on a thursday. >> i can see it. it's getting close. i think the weekend will be nice. we'll see changes today as we'll see some low clouds and fog early on. some drizzle out toward the coastline. but lots of sunshine coming our way. we'll talk more about that in just a few minutes. >> and we have the usual roadwork going on right now in the western end of the richmond/san rafael bridge. traffic is still really light though. once again, mainly just overnight roadwork out the door so we'll let you know more coming up. >> your producer gives you your early-morning notes. >> she does. [ laughter ] time now 4:30. a book considered too explicit for ninth graders is going back to the publisher for revisions before fremont schools will use it. the school board voted 3-2 to reject the book as is. kpix 5's andria borba reports the debate went on for more than four hours. reporter: the crowd of hot and bothered parents at on


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